Author of ‘Walking the War Zones of Pakistan’ to be featured in TMCC’s next Distinguished Speaker Series

  TMCC NEWS RELEASE Reno adventurer Ruth Anne Kocour has traveled in many of the world’s most remote areas, using local guides and traveling on foot with camels and yaks.  Her expedition through Pakistan, along the border of Afghanistan and to the base of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a tale of history, cultural […]

More open hours for Incline Village and North Valleys libraries approved

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE At its July 17 meeting, the Library Board of Trustees approved increased hours at two Washoe County Library branches.  Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4, Incline Village Library at 845 Alder Ave. and the North Valleys Library at 1075 North Hills Blvd. will both be open 35 hours per week. The new hours […]

Nevada Humanities presents The Biggest Little City Book Quest scavenger hunt


NEVADA HUMANITIES NEWS RELEASE — Nevada Humanities presents The Biggest Little City Book Quest, an area-wide scavenger hunt that offers participants the chance to explore the literary secrets of the Truckee Meadow’s most historic places. The Biggest Little City Book Quest scavenger hunt takes place from July 1-22, culminating with the monthly Nevada Humanities Salon discussion program, […]

End of Night restores awareness of wildly dark night sky’s importance


SUNDANCE BOOKS AND MUSIC NEWS RELEASE – A  reading and reception to celebrate the release of Paul Bogard’s new book, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in the Age of Artificial Light (Little, Brown and Company), will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave, Reno, Nev., 89509. A deeply […]

UNR student publishes novel based on the Reno area


Viral Nation is published with Penguin Group and is set to release on July 2 Reno, Nev.- The newest sci-fi book to hit the bookshelves of major retailers titled, Viral Nation is written by local student, Shaunta Grimes. Viral Nation is based on the futuristic, revolutionary themes, such as The Hunger Games, but set in […]

North Valleys Library celebrates 40 years

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Stead Library and three bookmobiles began operating from a site in Stead in 1973.  The collection and original staff relocated to its present site in June 1988.   Originally named the Peavine Branch Library, a tribute to the striking natural feature in our North Valleys community, it was changed to the […]

Dig in for Washoe County Library’s summer reading program

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Summer Reading Program runs from June 1 to Aug. 31 at Washoe County libraries.  Reading programs bolster skills and are free, convenient and fun.  While kids think they are having a great time, educators know that informal reading increases children’s reading skills.  Studies abound that show the direct relationship between […]

South Valleys Library celebrates 10 years Saturday

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The South Valleys Library had its grand opening 10 years ago, on May 14, 2003.  It was the first new library built in Washoe County in nearly 30 years.  With spectacular views and a striking yellow exterior, it has become a “destination library for everyone! “It has been such a pleasure […]

Baseball and a birthday at the Washoe County Library in May

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Have you checked out your local library lately? Archie makes an appearance, and the South Valleys Library turns 10. This is all in addition to the computers, Story Times, meeting rooms, programs, online resources, music and DVDs, and don’t forget we have lots of electronic and print books! Come share stories, […]

County Commissioners seek applicants for Library Board of Trustees

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Board of Washoe County Commissioners is currently seeking applications to fill one position on the Library Board of Trustees.  The application deadline is May 6. The Library Board of Trustees appoints the library director and evaluates his or her performance, helps set library goals and objectives, approves policies, monitors the […]

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